Alert: Limited Online Availability

Now that fall is here, we have limited our stock for online purchase. Find Monrovia plants at your local garden center. Pre-order for 2023 will be available later this year. ×

Red Spineless Pineapple

Ananas lucidus

A beautiful, spineless relative of the pineapple with lustrous, coppery-red, arching, sword-shaped foliage. If grown in bright light, purple-white flower stalks will emerge throughout the growing season, producing clusters of attractive, inedible red fruits that resemble tiny pineapples. Ideal for containers and tropical mixed borders.
There are very few rules in gardening, but perhaps the most important one is to work within your zone. Choosing plants that grow and thrive in your particular climate is the very first step toward having a beautiful garden . Learn More

Your climate might be too cold for this plant:


Full sun, Partial sun

Allow soil surface to dry before watering.


Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.

Find more stores near me >
Set Zip to See Prices
More Information
Botanical PronunciationAN-an-us LOO-sid-uss
LoreThe genus name Ananas comes from the language of indigenous people of South America. In many languages, pineapple is referred to as ananas.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeBlooms intermittently throughout the year.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPurplish-pink
Foliage ColorBurgundy
Garden StyleTropical
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Poolside
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Showy Fruit
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsAllow soil surface to dry before watering.
Companion PlantsBougainvillea (Bougainvillea); Foxtail Fern (Asparagus densiflorus); Plumbago (Plumbago); Philodendron (Philodendron); Trumpet Vine (Campsis)

Easily grown in average, well-drained soil. Best foliage color in full sun. Water regularly during growing season; reduce frequency in cooler winter months. After the mature mother rosette blooms and fruits, it is replaced by younger offsets. These can remain in the ground or pot, or be transplanted.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 10-11

USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone:

Your climate may be too cold for this plant